Ask people to imagine American life in 2050, and you'll get some dreary visions.

Whether they foresee runaway technology or runaway government, rampant poverty or vanishing morality, a majority of Americans predict a future worse than today.

All Races:  U.S.A.

54% life to go downhill. [~ White, European, not hispanic]

21% life will stay about the same. [ ~ dark colors]

23% life will improve. [ ~  brown colors]

~ = dominating population.

December 2013 survey from the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.